The Elf on the Shelf - WikipediaMy wife and I have always enjoyed Christmas, even though the structure of the holiday has changed during our marriage. Gone are the days of lavishing gifts on each other because we had no one else to buy for. As it is with most parents, we are now content to live vicariously through the joy seen through the eyes of our children on Christmas morning. That joy was sapped last Christmas because of a villainous invader whose very presence was meant to enhance that Christmas experience, not destroy it. That villain was the Elf on the Shelf. If you're not familiar with this growing holiday tradition, the Elf on the Shelf, in the form of a cheaply made elf doll that will set you back 30 bucks, is dispatched from the North Pole at the start of Advent to keep a watchful eye on the children and make sure they belong on Santa's "nice" list. There are rules to the elf's stay inside your home.
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Make a child you know the hero of the hour! Recommended for ages Preview all 36 pages before buying Ships worldwide within 48 hours. So much so, we've read it countless times already, and it's not even Christmas! We can make any child the star of the story — just choose the adventurer that most resembles them, tell us their name, and we do the rest. Until one very special Elf shows incredible ingenuity, creating an emergency sleigh like no other - and saving Christmas! Every child gets not one, not two, but four unique Elf names, based on their first name and last name.
Christmas elves are often depicted as green or red clad with large, pointy ears and pointy hats. Santa's elves are often said to make the toys in Santa's workshop and take care of his reindeer , among other tasks. They were first introduced in literature by Louisa May Alcott in The Santa Claus character is much older, emerging in US folklore in the early 17th century from the historical figure St. The association of Christmas presents with elves has precedents in the first half of the 19th century with the Tomte in Sweden and Nisse in Denmark, and St Nicholas himself is called an elf in A Visit from St. Nicholas
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